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Coil Eartags Fixed!
Posted by: pplinker
Date: September 01, 2017 05:01PM
Since it was raining today, DH worked on my broken 3KHZ coil. First he drew a paper pattern from a silhouette of an unbroken ear. He used a jig saw to cut material from a black plastic bucket. Then he used a fine tooth scroll saw to cut out the actual repair pieces. He said the ear tags are curved so the natural curve of the bucket worked to his advantage. Anyway, he does have a plastic welder, so he welded the pieces on. I watched him during some of the welding and he would melt the plastic then wet his finger and pinch the hot plastic to smooth it up. (he's got tough fingers) Ran a drill bit through the rough opening then sanded it a little. You can certainly tell it's been repaired, but it's sturdy. Better than new! Thanks to my king of DIY husband!

He could have welded along the bottom edge near the coil but he didn't want to get any heat there, not knowing how inner workings are insulated, etc.

Greetings and good luck from West Virginia

XP Dius, Minelab 704 with 3khz 9 inch coil, 18 KHZ 5 inch coil, 5 inch coiltek coil, 18 kHz 5 x 9 coil. Original Garrot pinpointer, Garrot pinpointer pro and M16 pinpointer

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I am a 61 year old wife and mother with two daughters and three granddaughters. I'm thankful for all God's blessings.

Re: Coil Eartags Fixed!
Posted by: Old Longhair
Date: September 02, 2017 09:31AM
:thumbup: Looks great!
Form follows function, and it looks like it will last now.

Ingham County, Michigan

Re: Coil Eartags Fixed!
Posted by: Yaridnac
Date: September 03, 2017 07:38PM
Great job!!!! ^_^

Live for Today, Tomorrow no Regrets!!! ^_^

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Re: Coil Eartags Fixed!
Posted by: WoodsWalker
Date: September 06, 2017 11:01AM
That is so wayyyyyy cool! Nice job! Happy Hunting Again!


Re: Coil Eartags Fixed!
Posted by: gmccool
Date: November 08, 2017 11:24AM
Hello and Greetings from Germany,
I have 2 Minelab 10 X 5 coils that need to be repaired. One coil works great but has broken ears that I would really like to get fixed and the other coil just sounds off every time I swing it.
If someone could introduce me to DH that would be very helpful!


Re: Coil Eartags Fixed!
Posted by: gmccool
Date: November 08, 2017 11:57AM
LOL I just remembered who DH is! LOL! Married 35 years I should know!!

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